Isaiah 33:4
New International Version
Your plunder, O nations, is harvested as by young locusts; like a swarm of locusts people pounce on it.

New Living Translation
Just as caterpillars and locusts strip the fields and vines, so the fallen army of Assyria will be stripped!

English Standard Version
and your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathers; as locusts leap, it is leapt upon.

Berean Study Bible
Your spoil will be gathered as if by locusts; like a swarm of locusts men will pounce on it.

New American Standard Bible
Your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathers; As locusts rushing about men rush about on it.

King James Bible
And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpiller: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

Christian Standard Bible
Your spoil will be gathered as locusts are gathered; people will swarm over it like an infestation of locusts.

Contemporary English Version
We attack our enemies like swarms of locusts; we take everything that belongs to them.

Good News Translation
Their belongings are pounced upon and taken as loot.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Your spoil will be gathered as locusts are gathered; people will swarm over it like an infestation of locusts.

International Standard Version
Your plunder is gathered as when grasshoppers gather; just like locusts pounce, people have pounced on it.

NET Bible
Your plunder disappears as if locusts were eating it; they swarm over it like locusts!

New Heart English Bible
Your spoil will be gathered as the caterpillar gathers. Men will leap on it as locusts leap.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You nations, your loot is gathered as grasshoppers harvest a crop. Like swarming locusts, people rush for your loot.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathereth; As locusts leap do they leap upon it.

New American Standard 1977
And your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathers; As locusts rushing about, men rush about on it.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

King James 2000 Bible
And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

American King James Version
And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run on them.

American Standard Version
And your spoil shall be gathered as the caterpillar gathereth: as locusts leap shall men leap upon it.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And now shall the spoils of your small and great be gathered: as if one should gather locusts, so shall they mock you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And your spoils shall be gathered together as the locusts are gathered, as when the ditches are full of them.

Darby Bible Translation
And your spoil shall be gathered [like] the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running of locusts shall they run upon it.

English Revised Version
And your spoil shall be gathered as the caterpiller gathereth: as locusts leap shall they leap upon it.

Webster's Bible Translation
And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run upon them.

World English Bible
Your spoil will be gathered as the caterpillar gathers. Men will leap on it as locusts leap.

Young's Literal Translation
And gathered hath been your spoil, A gathering of the caterpillar, As a running to and fro of locusts is he running on it.
Study Bible
The LORD is Exalted
3The peoples flee the thunder of Your voice; the nations scatter when You rise. 4Your spoil will be gathered as if by locusts; like a swarm of locusts men will pounce on it. 5The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.…
Cross References
Isaiah 33:3
The peoples flee the thunder of Your voice; the nations scatter when You rise.

Isaiah 33:5
The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high; He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness.

Ezekiel 25:7
therefore I will indeed stretch out My hand against you and give you as plunder to the nations. I will cut you off from the peoples and exterminate you from the countries. I will destroy you, and you will know that I am the LORD.'

Joel 1:4
What the devouring locust has left, the swarming locust has eaten; what the swarming locust has left, the young locust has eaten; and what the young locust has left, the destroying locust has eaten.

Treasury of Scripture

And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering of the caterpillar: as the running to and fro of locusts shall he run on them.

your spoil

Isaiah 33:23
Thy tacklings are loosed; they could not well strengthen their mast, they could not spread the sail: then is the prey of a great spoil divided; the lame take the prey.

2 Kings 7:15,16
And they went after them unto Jordan: and, lo, all the way was full of garments and vessels, which the Syrians had cast away in their haste. And the messengers returned, and told the king…

2 Chronicles 14:13
And Asa and the people that were with him pursued them unto Gerar: and the Ethiopians were overthrown, that they could not recover themselves; for they were destroyed before the LORD, and before his host; and they carried away very much spoil.

the running

Joel 2:9,25
They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in at the windows like a thief…







Lexicon
Your spoil
שְׁלַלְכֶ֔ם (šə·lal·ḵem)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7998: A prey, spoil, plunder, booty

will be gathered
וְאֻסַּ֣ף (wə·’us·sap̄)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Pual - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 622: To gather for, any purpose, to receive, take away, remove

as if by locusts;
הֶֽחָסִ֑יל (he·ḥā·sîl)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2625: The ravager, a locust

like a swarm
כְּמַשַּׁ֥ק (kə·maš·šaq)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4944: A traversing, rapid motion

of locusts
גֵּבִ֖ים (gê·ḇîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1357: A locust

men will pounce
שׁוֹקֵ֥ק (šō·w·qêq)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8264: To course, to seek greedily

on it.
בּֽוֹ׃ (bōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew
(4) Your spoil . . .--The words are addressed to the invader. He who came to spoil should find himself spoiled. As caterpillars and locusts devour the green herbage, so should he (or they, the indefinite pronoun standing for the people of Jerusalem) strip his camp of all its treasures.

Verse 4. - Your spoil shall be gathered. The "spoiling" of Assyria would commence with the discomfiture of the great host. In the historical narrative (2 Kings 19:35; Isaiah 37:36) nothing is said of it; but, beyond a doubt, when the host was to a largo extent destroyed, and the remainder fled, there must have been an enormous booty left behind, which the enemies of the Assyrians would naturally seize. A further spoiling of the fugitives probably followed; and, the prestige of the great king being gone, marauding bands would probably on all sides ravage the Assyrian territory. Like the gathering of the caterpillar. The "caterpillar" (khasil) is probably the grub out of which the locust develops - a very destructive insect. Shall he run. It would be better to render, shall they run. The word, indeed, is in the singular; but it is used distributively, of the various spoilers. 33:1-14 Here we have the proud and false destroyer justly reckoned with for all his fraud and violence. The righteous God often pays sinners in their own coin. Those who by faith humbly wait for God, shall find him gracious to them; as the day, so let the strength be. If God leaves us to ourselves any morning, we are undone; we must every morning commit ourselves to him, and go forth in his strength to do the work of the day. When God arises, his enemies are scattered. True wisdom and knowledge lead to strength of salvation, which renders us stedfast in the ways of God; and true piety is the only treasure which can never be plundered or spent. The distress Jerusalem was brought into, is described. God's time to appear for his people, is, when all other helpers fail. Let all who hear what God has done, acknowledge that he can do every thing. Sinners in Zion will have much to answer for, above other sinners. And those that rebel against the commands of the word, cannot take its comforts in time of need. His wrath will burn those everlastingly who make themselves fuel for it. It is a fire that shall never be quenched, nor ever go out of itself; it is the wrath of an ever-living God preying on the conscience of a never-dying soul.
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